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Discussion: Happy birthday!!

in: nancy; nancy > 2021-01-16

Jan 18, 2021 2:42 AM # 
So many January birthdays I've seen! :-)

Getting to 66% before you expected to sounds like a fine birthday achievement. CityStrides is keeping me motivated to get outside. (It doesn't hurt that our winter here has been pretty tame, comparatively.)
Jan 21, 2021 7:50 PM # 
Thanks, Janet. And thank you for turning me on to Citystrides. It has definitely given me the motivation to get out and explore my new town. I've enjoyed designing loops to pick up all of the streets as efficiently as possible. Maybe I'll be better at Score-O's now :-)
Jan 22, 2021 3:31 AM # 

Cristina was first; she got most of the streets in Cambridge.

PG uses an app called Ride with GPS to plan riding routes, but we've found it's very helpful for planning our running/walking routes as well. You can use its RoutePlanner with different databases: OSM gives you an approximation of what CityStrides uses; Terrain can give you an idea of how steep it might be. Those are the two I use most. It gives a good approximation of distance and climb. The only issue is if there's a rail trail it doesn't know about; then it could send you on a roundabout route....

Do you have a private account (I couldn't find you in the list of Striders under Nancy)? Glen and I use our AP names.
Jan 22, 2021 12:12 PM # 
OSM gives you exactly what CityStrides uses. We've found some places where CityStrides incorrectly thinks there's a road (typically it's really somebody's yard), and it's possible to go into OSM and correct it, and the change (eventually) shows up in CityStrides. For planning, we've been using gmap-pedometer.
Jan 22, 2021 2:39 PM # 
I've been making OSM updates since I discovered I could. There are a couple places I've deleted "roads" or portions of them for the same reason you mentioned (or it's a private driveway in one case), but CS still has the "nodes" in its database somehow. I'm marking those manually completed in CS.
Jan 22, 2021 4:10 PM # 
CS did a data transfer in the last day or two, see if your updates are in there now. (It had been months since the last one.)
Jan 22, 2021 10:05 PM # 
I'm using the name Nandup, which is what my kids affectionately call me.

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